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Richland Fire & Emergency Services to Present Heart Safe Campus Designation - 08/16/19

The City of Richland Fire & Emergency Services Department is hosting a ceremony to recognize the Richland City Hall as a “Heart Safe Campus”. More than 90 staff assigned to the new City Hall facility recently completed the Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. The ceremony will take place at 625 Swift Blvd. at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 

Hands-only CPR participants learn where to place their hands, how hard they must push, and the best consistent rhythm when compressing the chest. Practical use of Hands-Only CPR and the use of an AED reduces public fear and places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency. Oftentimes, when emergencies arise, the trained individual will most likely be attempting to save the life of a loved one, or acquaintance.  

There will be a brief ceremony with Fire Chief Tom Huntington and Mayor Bob Thompson speaking to recognize this accomplishment. Other facilities that have received this recognition include Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland. 

“We are pleased with the interest and participation in this program since we launched the Heart Safe Richland campaign,” states Chief Huntington. “Our staff are dedicated to continuing to educate our citizens on the importance of quick response to a cardiac event.”

The goal of Richland Fire Department is to educate at least 15% of the population and reduce the number of cardiac arrest-related deaths within the City and the greater Tri-Cities area. Richland firefighters are offering 30-minute training opportunities to schools, businesses, organizations and Home Owners Associations. 

For more information, including frequently asked questions and an instructional video, visit or call the station 942-7703.

Family Event to Focus on Community Safety and City Services (Photo) - 07/31/19

The City of Richland invites all citizens to attend the annual National Night Out and City Fair event on Tuesday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in John Dam Plaza.

National Night Out is a national community-building campaign to bring neighbors and law enforcement together to focus on community safety and strengthen relationships between the public and emergency services. In addition to public safety personnel, citizens will also have the opportunity to visit with other city department representatives and learn more about all City services and resources. Attendees can enjoy fun activities for kids, learn more about City Services, our Community and Police Neighborhood Program, the CodeRED emergency notification program, and the new Heart Safe Richland initiative.

The opening ceremony will begin at 5:30. After the opening ceremony, kids twelve and under are encouraged to complete a City Passport to be eligible for cool prizes. Prizes include bicycles, gift cards to local establishments, outdoor adventure kits, Benton Franklin Fair & Radio Kids Passes, and more. There will also be free hot dogs and shaved iced for the first 500 attendees.

Richland Firefighters will present two HeartSafe Richland / Hands-Only CPR Training sessions where kids and adults can easily learn this life saving skill. The two free sessions will take place at the HAPO Community Stage at 6:15 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Training is hands-on and takes about 20 minutes. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Jadwin Avenue, between Mansfield and Knight Streets and bordering the park in front of the Federal Building, will close to through traffic from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The parking lot south of the plaza will also close for the day for event preparation. Parking is available at the Federal Building parking lot. Foot and bicycle transportation is encouraged.

For more information visit



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Traffic Updates on Leslie Road and North George Washington Way - 07/22/19

The Leslie Road Storm and Water System Improvement Project continues. Beginning Tuesday, July 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., commuters on Leslie Road should expect travel delays and detours through Friday, July 26. Traffic will be limited to southbound travel only. Northbound traffic, from Hillview Drive toward Gage Boulevard will be detoured on Broadmoor Street to Bellerive Drive.

The North George Washington Way Pavement Preservation Project, from Van Giesen Street north to Sprout Road continues with lane shifts and limitations. Traffic will remain limited to one lane in each direction through Wednesday.  

Please allow extra time when travelling and obey all traffic control signs and flaggers. For traffic delays, detours and projects, visit